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Francis E. Bilder

Francis E. Bilder, 80, of Whitehall, died Jan. 9, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Carol A. (Peters) Bilder for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis J. Bilder and Ellen (Wagner) Lakits.

He was in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

He was a self-employed electrician and locksmith for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Francis J. and wife Terri Bilder, Keith R. and wife Kim Bilder and Jon P. and wife Sheri Bilder, all of Whitehall, and Mark L. and wife Michelle Bilder of Catasauqua; a daughter, Michele M. Walters of Whitehall; three sisters, Bernadette Stangl of Coplay, Carol Henninger of Slatington and Beverly Lakits of Northampton; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a stepfather, Joseph Lakits.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh County Humane Society, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.